Work Study is a federal program through which eligible students may earn money to pay for part of their college expenses. Employment is on a part-time basis. Students are paid the current minimum wage rate, and work an average of 10 hours per week. Work Study provides jobs to students who demonstrate the highest financial need. A student must maintain at least six (6) credit hours and meet satisfactory academic progress standards to qualify. This program is only offered to students who are Texas Residents attending the regular fall/spring terms.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
- Be a Texas resident
- Enroll in at least half-time in a degree plan leading to a degree or certification
- Complete a FAFSA application show financial need
- Register with the selective service, or be exempt
- Not be enrolled in a seminary or other program leading to ordination or licensure to preach for a religious sect or to be a member of a religious order
Apply for Work Study
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid for an application. Fill out the application, then print out and sign all necessary pages.
- Email back as a PDF attachment or bring into the financial aid office.
- You will need to provide your I-9 documents you choose to provide in person.
How do I sign up for Work-Study?
Students interested in employment with the college must fill out an application for work study. Return the completed application to the Office of Financial Aid at Abilene & Cisco campuses. When filling out application you will be asked to provide proper identification for the I-9 form which may include your social security card, a current driver’s license or passport.
Questions regarding work study jobs may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. Contact Katie Thompson at (254) 442-5150 or (254) 442-5153. Once awarded work study for the semester, your supervisor will then be sent your awarded hours and timesheets for you to begin work.
How many hours can I work?
When you sign up and are approved for work-study, you are awarded a set number of hours. Your timesheet reflects how many hours you can work each month. You may not work over the allocated hours for the month. It may cause you to go over your awarded amount for the semester. We encourage you to work the full allotted hours each month.
If you work less than 1/2 of awarded hours for 2 consecutive months, it is possible your award will be decreased and another work study be awarded the funds. THE HOURS THE STUDENT HAS ON THE TIME-SHEET CANNOT BE DURING SCHEDULED CLASS HOURS.
Do not just put the same hours each day such as “2-4 or 7-9” every day and they just work whenever. You must document the actual hours they show up to work and it must not be during any class time. Also remember you cannot work during final exams.
When do I turn in my timesheet?
Your Memorandum for Record each month lists the due date along with the authorized hours per month. You and your supervisor must sign and date the timesheet and your supervisor must turn it in by the due date listed for each month.
Month Worked Due Date Authorized Hours Per Month Pay Date September Monday, October 2 40 Tuesday, October 10 October Wednesday, November 1 40 Friday, November 10 November Friday, December 1 40 Friday, December 8
Month Worked Due Date Authorized Hours Per Month Pay Date February March 2nd 40 March 9th March April 3rd 40 April 10th April may 2nd 40 May 10th
Where do I turn in my timesheet?
After you sign your timesheet your supervisor will turn in your timesheet to the Financial Aid Office on or before the due date. If you are on the Abilene campus please turn them in to the financial aid office as well. Please do not send them to any other office.
What day do I get paid on?
Work study students get paid on the 10th of every month unless it falls on a weekend, then it is the Friday before.
Where do I pick up my paycheck?
You will pick up your check in the business office. You must show a student ID or driver’s license/Picture ID to pick up check. If you would like your check mailed, please go by the business office and let them know where you would like it mailed. They will ask you to sign a form before it can be mailed to you.
- How can I access my W-2?